The Hub, our new secure digital workplace, is now available to all employees. The Hub replaces Connection Hub as the one-stop site for employee news and information. You may be asked to enter your SWHR username and password to access The Hub for the first time.
This site will only be accessible until the end of January.
News & information
COVID-19 Resources and Information
Learn more about the Omicron variant of COVID-19 from McKay Crowley’s Jan. 7 huddle presentation.
Employees should assess their own wellness using the Self-Screening Wellness Questionnaire before coming to the office. If you are not feeling well, please inform your supervisor and do not come onsite until you are well. If your illness extends for more than 3 days or you test positive for COVID, please contact Employee Health at email@example.com.
If you are receiving your vaccine from Texas Health, first register at Ready Set Secure with these instructions if you do not have an account, then select and confirm your vaccine appointment at the Texas Health Vaccine Registration Center.
If you need assistance, please reach out to SWHRemployeehealth@texashealth.org.
Medical or religious exemptions will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis and granted as may be appropriate under the law.
If you have additional or personal questions regarding our vaccination policy, please email our clinical Employee Health Team at SWHRemployeehealth@texashealth.org.
As a leading population health organization, SWHR adheres to many important regulatory guidelines and requirements, which help safeguard the care of those we serve. Ongoing training is one of those requirements. Training and continuous learning keep important procedures and best practices top of mind and help reinforce our SWHR values, like accountability and collaboration.
On Tuesday, Nov. 16, 2021, you received an invitation from MyTalent to complete assigned trainings. More information on how to access MyTalent is available here.
All assigned trainings must be complete by Dec. 15, 2021. This important training is a mandatory requirement.
It’s been a while since we’ve talked about Interconnected Dependability, or IxD. Beginning in 2022, you’re going to start hearing, seeing and experiencing a lot more.
At SWHR, we have an important mission. Because of that, we’re also committed to high reliability. Interconnected Dependability or “IxD” stands for how SWHR can achieve high reliability. We chose IxD to highlight the importance of our connection and dependence on each other, our parent organizations and our linkages with the broader healthcare ecosystem.
The new office building will bring SWHR employees together in one centralized place to create a more collaborative work environment. Check out these helpful resources that will tell you more about what it will be like to work in Farmers Branch.
Special Women in Leadership Event
The Women in Leadership Program hosted a 90-minute speaker event featuring Sally Helgesen on Thursday, Dec. 9 at noon. Sally Helgesen is a well-known expert on women’s leadership, best-selling author, speaker and leadership coach. During the webinar, she will inspire us and discuss topics covered in her bestselling book, How Women Rise.
SWHR has been recognized by The Dallas Morning News as among the 2021 Dallas area Top 100 Places to Work, finishing No. 27 in the Top Large Companies category.
The Dallas Morning News conducts an annual search to identify and award 100 businesses with the best work environments in North Texas. The criteria include diversity, perks, ethics, family friendliness, work-life balance, fulfillment, meaningfulness and more. Our employees were surveyed on SWHR’s work environment in April 2021 and in analyzing the results, The Dallas Morning News determined that our high ratings earned us a place as a top employer in the area.
Andy Ziskind, our Senior Executive Officer, will be leaving SWHR on Dec. 17 to assume a new position at BDC Advisors, a healthcare consulting firm. We want to thank Andy for all that he has helped us accomplish since his arrival at SWHR in 2019.
Effective immediately, Jim Beiermann, who has served as our Chief Financial Officer for the past two years, has been appointed as our new Senior Executive Officer. Jim and Andy have an esteemed partnership and will work closely together during the transition.
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) announced that SWHR saved Medicare more than $38 million in 2020 and achieved a quality score greater than 97 percent. These results demonstrate distinguished performance in the Next Generation Accountable Care Organization (ACO) Model, which is Medicare’s highest-risk ACO Model.
Since joining the Next Generation ACO Model in 2017, SWHR has generated nearly $158 million in Medicare savings, making it a leading organization in total savings, according to performance data made public by CMS.
Care N’ Care TV commercials
Medicare Annual Enrollment Period for Care N’ Care officially starts Oct. 15, and promotions have already started. In fact, TV commercials have started airing on local stations. If you want to see the commercial, be sure to follow the Care N’ Care Facebook or LinkedIn pages and it will be posted soon. We encourage you to share the CNC AEP web page at medicareadvantageyourway.com.
At Southwestern Health Resources, we care about your well-being and that of your family and the community we serve. It’s time to prepare for the 2021-2022 flu season, and we are here to help. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends that everyone 6 months and older get a flu vaccine every year with rare exceptions. Vaccination is particularly important for people who are at higher risk of serious complications from influenza (contact your provider if you are unsure if the flu vaccine is safe for you). This year, the compounding threat of a dual COVID-19 and flu infection is possible and potentially very dangerous.